Over time, gravity can take a toll. Once taut skin may appear drooping or small pockets of fat and sagging skin may accumulate along the neck, jawline, mid-face, and eyes, aging your appearance. While many benefit from more dramatic lifting procedures, such as facelift or eyelid surgery, you may not be quite ready for surgery.
Ultherapy® is a non-surgical skin treatment that can lift and tighten the tissues in the face and neck using ultrasound energy. This advanced non-invasive treatment targets the same deep layers of tissue that are adjusted during a facelift or neck lift, such as sagging skin on the cheeks and neck.
Patients may choose this procedure to correct early signs of aging or to postpone the need for surgery.
How Ultherapy® Works
Ultherapy is FDA-approved to non-surgically lift and tighten tissue without needles or downtime. Unlike other similar treatments, Ultherapy is the first of its kind to use ultrasound technology to directly target energy below the surface of the skin without harming surface or surrounding tissues. The ultrasound energy significantly heats the tissue, stimulating the production of collagen to lift and firm tissue over time. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that provides the skin with strength and elasticity.
The Ultherapy® procedure takes just 30 to 60 minutes to perform in the doctor’s office, and it involves no downtime. There are minimal side effects and gradual, natural-looking results. The intended result is a tighter, more youthful appearance.
Am I a Candidate for Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a great option if you would like to:
- Tighten and firm the skin around the chin and reduce the appearance of jowling
- Reduce folds or sagging skin around the eyes to make you look brighter and more alert
- Improve the appearance of “fallen” or drooping features in the mid-face, which also reduces lines and folds around the mouth and nose
In addition to treating specific concerns, Ultherapy can give your face an overall younger appearance. While collagen and elastin serve to tighten the skin, increased production of these proteins also improves skin tone and texture and firms the skin.